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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    DB pulling is different than SB pulling
     
  2. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    This is spot on. I have a jacket that has slight pulling in one area because of a balance issue. No matter how much room, or lack thereof, it has, it will always pull.
     
  3. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    Pulling for whatever reason, and the fabric naturally folding and rippling because of movement, are two different things. I think this subject is getting away from you a little. An experienced eye can spot the difference between pulling and natural movement. Your jackets often pull. That's simply a fact. I'm not sure if you are being defensive or genuinely discussing this subject in good faith, but giving critiques to you is often a laborious process. Many times you simply refuse to take the point. I will, however, assume that you are speaking in good faith and say, again, that your preference is your preference. If that's how you like it that's fine.
     
  4. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    More specifically, Isolation, if you want feedback on your jackets, your best bet is to stand at ease but erect, uneven shoulders and all. If a jacket looks good in this pose, that doesn't mean the jacket necessarily fits, but it is the closest approximation of fit one can get from a still image.

    And a still image isn't the end all be all. One of the reasons I don't put cuffs on most (though I do on some) of my pants is that in orde for cuffed trousers to look good still, they have to be just the right height. And at that height, I really dislike how the pants look in motion (displaying a lot of sock with every step, as opposed to some sock occasionally). So here is a feature of our outfits that look good in pictures, particularly standing, but don't look quite as good as in motion or while sitting. Nevertheless, cuffs are very popular on SF at least in part due to the prevalence of judging standing pictures.
     
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  5. Isolation

    Isolation Senior member

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    Okay that's fair enough. I genuinely don't see some of the things I'm being told wrt waist issue and don't think the jacket's pulling is very noticeable compared to those other examples, but considering I've changed my mind about a great deal of things since when I first post, I'll stay quiet and give it time. I don't want to be defensive and I'm aware that's what I'm doing. Thanks for your comments and advice.
     
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  6. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Just as some examples of how movement/posture causes pulling.

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    None of the examples show much pulling due to selection
     
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  7. ASNY2VA

    ASNY2VA Senior member

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    I don't have any personal knowledge about DB jackets, but in response to Isolation's question, there is a pretty timely article (from today) on Put This On that addresses how to cut one.
    http://putthison.com/
     
  8. TM79

    TM79 Senior member

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    Sage advice. Often forgotten by the iGent: At some point, you need to walk and function in these clothes.
     
  9. sprout2

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    QFT

    It's a form of modern vanity: that any argument can be relativized, reworded, and framed such that the onus is not on the speaker.
    When it would be simpler to just, you know, not wear blatantly tight jackets.
     
  10. Isolation

    Isolation Senior member

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    I like'em.

    My tastes are still developing, admittedly, so I won't hold onto my preferences so much.
     
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  11. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    Who do you guys use for your cotton chinos? I've used Epaulet in the past, but was wondering what other recs would be
     
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  12. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Wool or linen.
     
  13. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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    you've been saying that since you got here lol
     
  14. Isolation

    Isolation Senior member

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    I think it's been accurate since I got here.
     
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  15. Isolation

    Isolation Senior member

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    On a different note, how come nobody said anything about the boots? =[ It's you noodlers who convinced me to get them after all.

    Gotta repost them since it got lost in all that stuff
    (guys I'll try to avoid doing all this [​IMG] in the future, I get carried away too easily, I apologize).



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  16. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    Yet another thing I wasn't going to mention, but I don't like them. lol
     
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  17. Isolation

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    Aw, that's a pity, I really like them! Again, I can't imagine not finding them amazing, I suppose we really just have very different preferences. For instance I really like the leather piping, I think it's a nice subtle detail that gives it more character. I think I'm mostly going to wear them with tweed trousers, maybe cords, and mostly jeans, though.
     
  18. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    If you like them then that's good enough. Just not my style. I might wear them with jeans or chinos, but they wouldn't be my first choice. Have fun with them.
     
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  19. ericgereghty

    ericgereghty Senior member

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    Love boots, really don't like those.

    Admittedly, that's a taste thing. There's certainly nothing "wrong" with them.
     
  20. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    Wait, you never wear cotton?
     
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